Informed Consent

Informed Consent Form

Voluntary informed consent is considered a central norm governing the relationship between the investigator and the research participant. If you are considering participating in our research, it is important for you to know that:


Please note that submission of your answers to the questionnaire will be taken
as your informed, voluntary consent to participate in this research.

What you will be required to do and why . . .

In this study, you will be asked to answer a few demographic questions such as age, sex and citizenship, as well as a questionnaire consisting of 42 items. This questionnaire has been divided into four sections. The questions concern your use and feelings about the internet. Please answer each item in the space provided.

There is no deception in this study. We are interested in your opinions and reflections about your life.

The purpose of our research . . .

is to examine procrastination on the internet. It is our hope that putting some of our research questionnaires on the world wide web will allow us to collect information from all over the world. We thank you for your participation.

We would be happy to answer any question that may arise about the study. Please direct your questions or comments to
Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl


If you have any concerns that are not adequately addressed by Dr. Pychyl, please contact: Dr. K. Matheson, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Carleton University (613-520-2600 ext 7513) or Dr. M. Gick, Chair, Ethics Committee, Department of Psychology, Carleton University (613-520-2600 ext 2664).

Finally, research about our personal lives can sometimes leave us feeling anxious, depressed or just generally upset about things. If you are feeling upset, please contact your local physician for consultation.

If you are interested in completing our questionnaires and agree to participate voluntarily as outlined above, please go to our questionnaire. If not, you can access our home page below.


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